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Turbulence at Virgin: How the Airline Can Get Back to Smooth Sailing

As of late, Sir Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic has been making the rounds in the media for potential layoffs, profit losses and dropped routes. Here is a bit of advice on how the airline can turn around its image and get back to flying high.

Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil.

Business Travelers, Rejoice: Delta to Offer $2 Wi-Fi Mobile Pass

With restrictions on in-flight device usage loosening, airlines are competing to offer Wi-Fi deals at increasingly reduced rates.

Southwest Airlines' Landing Mix-Up Could Have Been Super Scary

Despite the inconvenience to passengers, mistakenly landing at the wrong airport points to larger security and safety issues.

Delta to Honor Super Cheap 'Mistake Fares'

Some lucky consumers were able to land round-trip airline tickets for under $50 due to a technical error.

Tipping While Traveling: Whom to Tip and How Much

Almost everyone knows to tip 15 to 20 percent of the bill for restaurant servers, but what about hotel staff, shuttle drivers and others who help you along your trip? Here's some advice.

How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he apparently is pretty good at getting people to feel good about a Canadian airline.

Why You Should Book That Early Morning Flight

Save money and time -- early-morning flights have their advantages.

Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.

Cell Phone Calls During Flights: Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever?

Love it or hate it, chatting on your cell phone during a flight could soon become a reality.

Europe Approves 3G and LTE Broadband on Flights

The European Commission has granted airlines permission to offer passengers 3G and LTE networks in flight.

These Airlines Now Allow Personal Electronic Devices

US Airways and United are the latest to expand the use of personal electronic devices in flight. Check out what other airlines are no longer asking passengers to shut down before take off.

4 Strategies for a Less Turbulent Airline Experience

Tips for making your trip more convenient and comfortable.

Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks

From in-flight showers, to airport spas and hair salons, airlines' premium classes are exploding with perks. Meanwhile in economy, space is getting even tighter.

FAA Will Allow Use of Electronic Devices During All Stages of Flight

The FAA has always told passengers they have to put away their electronics during takeoff and landing. Now that old rule has been abolished.

Airlines Make a Record Profit in Extra Fees

Airlines are on track to collect $42.6 billion in ancillary revenue this year, according to a new study.

Outspoken Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary's Twitter Live Chat Was Fascinating, Inappropriate and Helpful

A CEO who has made being offensive part of his brand identity took to Twitter to face his customers and critics.

Panel to FAA: Electronic Devices OK During All Stages of Flight

Business travelers are one step closer to being able to use their electronic devices during all stages of flight, including takeoff and landing.

Faster and Cheaper Ways to Speed Through Airport Security

More airlines are offering fliers a chance to skip security lines -- for a price.

In-Flight Wi-Fi Valued Over Comfort, Bathrooms? (Infographic)

Airline passengers are willing to trade in other amenities for a stable internet connection, according to a new survey.

Angry Customer Used Promoted Tweets to Chastise British Airways

A miniature PR fiasco unfolded on Monday night as a British Airways customer used promoted tweets to publicly reprimand the airline for losing his father's luggage. Here's what happened.

After Earnings Nosedive, JetBlue Enters the Premium Market

New lie-flat seats and private suites in the front of the plane represent a major culture shift for the coach-class airline.

What a Trip to LAX Taught Me About Customer Service

When traveling on business, you can sometimes turn an inconvenience into valuable business insights. Here are four from a recent lousy trip.

Richard Branson on Why Biggest Doesn't Mean Best

The billionaire entrepreneur talks about how he carved a niche for Virgin Atlantic as a value brand in its market segment.

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